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Tory struggle in Croydon Central as UKIP advance

Tory struggle in Croydon Central as UKIP advance

Following their dramatic victory in Rochester last Thursday, UKIP could well define voter intentions in key marginals such as Croydon Central come next May. A recent poll, conducted by Lord Ashcroft earlier this month, has shown Croydon Central, host of UKIP’s “Carnival of Colours” last summer, to be one of…

Palace ahead of the game on English players

Palace ahead of the game on English players

Crystal Palace FC could be in line for a place in the Europa League if only goals scored by English players counted, a BBC study has revealed. State of the Game, an analysis of playing time in the Premier League, found Palace would soar to sixth place, nine places higher…

Murder suspect arrested after body found in car boot

Murder suspect arrested after body found in car boot

Police are investigating the murder of a young man, after officers found a body whilst searching a car in Lewisham this morning. Detectives believe the man was murdered at an address in Thornton Heath, Croydon. A man thought to be in his 50s was arrested after the body was discovered…

Council wins Planning Policy Team of the Year

Council wins Planning Policy Team of the Year

  The prize for Planning Policy Team of the Year went to Croydon Council at a national award ceremony last night. The spatial planning team was praised by judges at the 2014 Planning Awards for its work with private investors and its emphasis on “delivery”. The plan that impressed the…

Council-backed White Ribbon to combat gender violence

Council-backed White Ribbon to combat gender violence

A campaign to combat violence against women was adopted by Croydon Council last night. The year-long White Ribbon initiative will start with 16 days of campaigning from November 25 to December 10. Croydon Council opted into the campaign, which aims to mobilise men in the fight against gender-based violence, at…

Surprise for driver as “illegal immigrants” found in lorry

Surprise for driver as “illegal immigrants” found in lorry

Suspected illegal immigrants were discovered in a lorry in Thornton Heath yesterday afternoon, after the driver called police with concerns that people were in the back of his vehicle. The lorry driver pulled over at around 2:30pm on Bensham Lane. Officers arrived at the scene and discovered six men and…

Friends blame bullying for “sudden death” of schoolgirl

Friends blame bullying for “sudden death” of schoolgirl

Rumours of bullying have surrounded the “sudden death” of 14-year-old Croydon schoolgirl,  Ashdon Muirhead, who was found dead in house in Thornton Heath on Saturday. Students have today been paying tribute to Muirhead on social media, using the hashtag #RipAshdon, with many suggesting that the girl had been bullied. The Mirror…

Police weed out Croydon drug trade in second seizure

Police weed out Croydon drug trade in second seizure

Cannabis worth £25,000 was seized by the Metropolitan Police yesterday morning during a raid in South Norwood. Alexandru-Gabriel Stefan and Klodjan Mukaj have been arrested and charged with production of cannabis. Mukaj has also been charged with electricity theft. Fifty mature plants and the equipment that was used to cultivate…

No resuscitation agreed in High Court coma case

No resuscitation agreed in High Court coma case

The Croydon man, Marcus Campbell, in a coma in hospital will not be resuscitated if his condition deteriorates, his family have agreed with doctors in the High Court yesterday. The man’s family and doctors from Croydon University Hospital reached the agreement after two independent experts gave evidence to the hearing.…

Local objections may not be enough to save pub

Local objections may not be enough to save pub

Local residents and regulars of a South Croydon pub have lodged objections to plans to replace it with a housing development. To date, 34 objections to the redevelopment of the Stag and Hounds have been filed. The owners of the Selsdon Road establishment plan to turn the 100-year-old building into…